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Flash sale! Save 75% on +Leadwerks Game Engine and learn how to make 3D games: http://store.steampowered.com/app/251810  
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Watch #DARPA Grand Challenge Live!
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Malaysian Tamil schools have been neglected for a very long time.  They are severely underfunded because their parents are rubber tappers or other workers at the bottom of the economic rung and the schools are in very poor areas.

However, they've recently been making names for themselves in the STEM field, in the International arena.  They won first prize at the 35th Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition.  Last year, they won the Double Gold Award at the British Invention Show.

Just how the hell did that happen?

It appears that they are all actively involved in the Science Fair for Young Children, organized by the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) - whose objective is to spark an interest in science among school children.

The president, Dr. Mohamed Yunus Yasin​ is the driving force behind this push.  The man is modest - he has always been modest - putting the children and the schools enthusiasm at the front, but if it wasn't for him and ASTI, there would not have been the enthusiasm to begin with.

I have known and worked with many successful people, doctors, surgeons, authors, people who run billion dollar companies - how many people have their resume personally written by a COO of a $3 billion company - but I must say, I'm proudest to have been a friend of this man.  Everyone else had been successful for themselves, but this man is inspiring a whole new generation to be successful.  This man is making the future better for everyone, not just himself.

And for this level of success, how much funding do you think they get?  In 2015 - a whole big ZERO.  They are currently running on fumes and a wish.

Help push this message out so that the powers that be realizes what a jewel they have with this program, and properly fund it instead of letting it wither away.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Education/2015/05/24/Tamil-schools-triumph-in-science-fairs/

http://www.asti.org.my/
One man’s vision in triggering an interest in all things science has brought Tamil schools to the limelight.
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+Houston Robotics club is meeting and planning the Telepresence robot project today! #Arduino 
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Using data from 24 countries including the UK and US, the Harvard study says that while working mothers “often internalise social messages of impending doom for their children”, the reality is that their sons and daughters appear to thrive, with daughters benefiting most from the positive role model of a mother with a career.

“Whether moms or dads stay at home or are employed, part-time or full-time, children benefit from exposure to role models offering a wide set of alternatives for leading rich and rewarding lives.”
Harvard study finds daughters of mothers in paid employment have better careers and more equal relationships
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The journey starts out on June 21 and will take the team along Interstate 10, the fourth-longest transcontinental highway in the U.S. The over 2,400-mile long trip will go through eight US states, starting in Atlantic Beach, Florida, and ending on the Pacific Coast of Santa Monica, California, on June 26. Every mile being run on NEXBTL renewable diesel.
MARTINEZ, Calif., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CLP Motorsports LLC, the Bay Area's premier performance shop, and Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel, announced today it has joined forces and invited four-time X Games gold medal winner, three-time U.S. Rallycross champion and two-time Formula Drift champion, Tanner Foust, to complete a drive from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just a...
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Watching robots fall over at DARPA Robotics Challenge 
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You're definitely a scout, probing the frontier. 😊. 
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Hurry up and register at Microsoft Stores before these classes fill up! Share this, or tag other parents you know into the post. This is a great opportunity if you have youths interested in video game creation and design. via: +Tshaka Armstrong 
Looking to get the kids involved in something to help pass the summer productively? Microsoft Stores may have what you're looking for! Free coding classes.
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ATTN: Northern Cali. Come see ‪#‎BattleBots‬ Championships for FREE. Will be aired on ABC! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/battlebots-tickets-2015-championship-tv-taping-tickets-16680151783?aff=eac2 For FREE TICKETS Use promo code: BBfree Location Mare Island Sports Complex 785 Walnut Ave Mare Island CA, 94592 Shows Session #1 May 21, Thursday Afternoon (11:00am - 3:00pm) Session #2 May 21, Thursday Evening (3:00pm - 7:00pm) Session #3 May 22, Friday Afternoon (10:00am - 3:00pm) Session #4 May 22, Friday Evening (3:00pm - 6:00pm) Session #5 May 23, Saturday All Day (10:00am - 5:00pm) -SOLD OUT! Please share!
Be a Part of BattleBots Triumphant Return to TV! The hit show BattleBots is back, and you can be part of the live audience. Not only will you witness the awesome spectacle of robot-on-robot, metal-munching-mayhem, but you might be seen on the TV show (airing this Summer on ABC)! Bring your friends, bring your family, have a great time and be the first to experience the revamped, reimagined, redesigned BattleBots! Five simple rules: Be On Time:...
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Robots hacking at other robots, how can this not be must see TV?!?
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Would be great for pretty circuits:
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Yep, it's a whole different level of difficulty without the proper tools.
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Celebrity Roboticist. Programmer/Engineer. Philanthropist.
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I am a full-time Robot builder who makes really cool stuff for a living. In my extra time I teach under-served teens in inner-city Los Angeles how to make robots, including how to program and design the entire thing, mostly from junk. I also offer hands-on Arduino classes all over Los Angeles and Orange County.

I'm not a tomboy. I'm just not willing to play in a world where gender defines one's tastes. I am the love child of Grace Kelly and Thor.